Meal Planning on Sundays

Sunday is my favorite day.

It is the one day that I set aside each week to truly rest.

One of our family traditions is that we make pancakes every Sunday morning. I try to savor this special time with my boys in the kitchen. 

I refill my soul with church, afternoon naps, reading, writing in my journal and spending time with my community, family and friends.

I also take about an hour each Sunday afternoon to prepare for Meal Prep Monday.

Many of you have asked why I meal prep on Monday as a lot of people prefer to meal prep on Sunday.

For me it is just a personal choice. As a family we try our best to commit to keeping the Sabbath day holy and for us, in a nutshell, that means not asking others to work on our behalf, so I like to shop and cook on Monday.

There are three things that I do each Sunday to make sure that Meal Prep Monday goes smoothly.

1. I do the dishes. Certainly not my most favorite part of Sunday but I have found that if I have a clean sink I can work faster during meal prep and when it is time for clean up my dishwasher is empty and ready for all the dirty dishes I made while cooking.

2. I search for healthy meals on pinterest or go through my favorite cook books. I keep our meals pretty basic but I do like to try new recipes once a week or so.

3. I write out our meals for the week on my Weekly Meal Planning Template and create my shopping list. 

How do you like to meal plan for the week? Any tips you can share with us? 

Thoughtfully, Chelsey